Players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler out of WNBA ownership for opposing Black Lives Matter

'The WNBA ... will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice,' Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in response to Loeffler.

7/9/2020 4:01:00 AM

Some WNBA players are calling for the ouster of Sen. Loeffler, who co-owns the Atlanta Dream, after she objected to the league's plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

'The WNBA ... will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice,' Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in response to Loeffler.

In the letter, Loeffler said,"I adamantly oppose the Black Lives Matter political movement." She also asked Engelbert to put an American flag on all uniforms and apparel."The truth is, we need less — not more politics in sports. In a time when polarizing politics is as divisive as ever, sports has the power to be a unifying antidote," Loeffler wrote."And now more than ever, we should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports."

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Loeffler, who has co-owned the Atlanta Dream since 2011, also said she was not consulted about the league's new social justice policy.Engelbert issued aresponseTuesday."The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment of all people and we, along with the teams and players, will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice," Engelbert said."Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not served as a Governor of the Atlanta Dream since October 2019 and is no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the team."

The WNBA players unionTuesday in response to Loeffler's letter:"E-N-O-U-G-H! O-U-T!"Breanna Stewart, of the Seattle Storm, asked in aTuesday how Loeffler is still a team owner."Bye Kelly," Stewart tweeted."Keep that negative energy out of our league."

Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parkertold TNTon Tuesday that there is no place for Loeffler in the league, which she noted is"80 percent African American.""I think we've had a number of people that have stepped forward and listened, and have taken initiative and taken action, and we've had those that haven't and continue to make comments and show why we're still in this situation," Parker said.

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Don't give in! 👍 Please no more social distancing. These friends have it made ! TrueFactsStated I wonder if she purchased a team with stolen American taxpayer money? TrueFactsStated Good racist witch with a capital B EXSPOED This lady stinks overall Why would anyone want to own a WNBA team? Cancel Culture strikes again.............

Get her out of there! She’s a political hack and does not care about the WNBA. In fact, I question why she “bought a team.” Does she like the feeling of owning black women? Get her the hell out of there. Well if the WNBA players don’t like it, they can leave the organization. Simple fix. Or is their paycheck more important?

Some, not all. Not every has to agree with the organisation of Black Lives Matters. The political Marist organisation that wants to end policing, capitalism has even started protesting outside churches. So no, they should not be honoured. Keep politics out of sport. SenatorLoeffler MUST RESIGN. Loeffler and her spouse must relinquish their profits from the sale of those stocks and they must divest from the stocks they purchased after the briefing. LockHerUp LockHerUp LockHerUp LockHimUp LockHimUp

She's gotta go from WNBA and from the Senate. Oust her. 👍 You will be made to care. another sleazy politician... Why should anyone honor a radical left wing, racialist movement? Can own a team unless you belong to their hate group Kelly needs to be investigated for insider trading, as well. Why is she not in jail? We all know she insider traded a couple months back....

Bye, Felicia. Isn’t she the one doing the insider trading also? Here's a plan: Tell those ignorant players that people don't have to agree with their politics; tell them that people don't lose their livelihoods for disagreeing with someone's politics; tell them that if that is the case their boss could fire them. Guess who that is? WNBA

rolandsmartin WNBA thé league shouldn’t play as long as she’s a. Owner rolandsmartin Make them pay double what shares mb93 Of course liberal media is against anyone who has a different opinion. blm statement IS the reason the WNBA owners don't want to support them. I will never support a group who wants to destroy families.

Smart women . Well it cant be because they killed a 7 year old little girl in Atlanta or opened fire on a 16 and 14 year old in CHAZ Seattle could it? Or couldnt be because founders brag about their Marxist training either could it? Or watching them turn cities into war zones maybe? 🙄 rolandsmartin Bye Karen SenatorLoeffler

Is she the same asshole who got away with selling millions of dollars in stocks after she received closed-door briefings about the threat posed by the new coronavirus before the market took a dive? Of course it is....real winner Vote her out To people who think they still have the ability to belittle people and make decisions about sports, businesses, and how the world works, just because they’re rich? Think again and please pay attention to what’s going on in America. We don’t necessarily need you anymore

BLM is a terrorist organizing that wants to bring Marxism into the US. The hell is wrong with you people. fuckblacklivesmatter Seems like bullying to me. The fact she is a thief and belongs in jail for insider trading along with her husband should not be ignored either. She is ethically and morally just not a good person.

🥱 Perfect example of white privilege.. rolandsmartin But not a word about antisemitism from black athletes she puts the KKK in 'unt'. How dare she have a different opinion. Doesn’t she know there is only one way? I’m 100 percent in favor of the movement and also 100 percent in favor of her having her opinion about it. Is that still allowed,or do we all just have to opine one way?

MORE POWER TO LOEFFLER!!!!!! Yea I don’t like her opinion!! Get rid of her! This is the problems of anybody doesn’t like someone’s opinion they are against them.. and Parker should shut up anyway and its not going to stop there. this is just a power grab and they are mainly using ppl of color to achieve it. ppl who kill for power dont give you what you want or agreed to. they will keep blks at the bottom like they always have. justsaying

BLM org is a farce. However, Black, brown and any other person maters. Except pedos. Let’s kill those fuckers Puritanism ftw She needs to go! She should be in jail for insider trading. Are they crazy of course they don't matter to her WHAT COLOR IS SHE Needs to go. No ifs or buts. WNBA is like a boys jr High lay up drill, with less fans.

Cant honor something which has none. BLM BLM leader: Whites are subhuman 'genetic defects' Sports later, context now By saying that 'black lives matter' you're suggesting that it's conceivable that black lives may not matter as much as other lives. That's insane and virtually nobody believes that, spreading that idea is harmful. Every life matters, obviously.

Black Lives Matter is not a movement, it's a political party; thanks to George Soros. CyberSoulSista1 Starting to try to make me racist against White people... Time to call all Whites RACIAL TERRORISTS & call any who aren’t racists “one of the Good ones”. Didn't she also dump a ton of stock right before the market crashed in March? After being briefed on COVID-19 before the American people? She doesn't seem like a very good person

The BLM is a racist hate group. MonicaRivpin She is behind in the poll so she is trying to buy some votes by being racist. rolandsmartin Looks like the WNBA found its D. Sterling in Senator K. Loeffler. So much for ATL being Wakanda. ✅✅✅✅✅✅ rolandsmartin 🇺🇸🌸🦋🌈🌏🌸❤TELL HER WHAT🌸🎄🎅JESUS 🌸WOULD SAY🌸LADY, IF YOUR NOT A HUMANITARIAN 👪 YOUR NOTHING🖤UNTIL YOU GROW A ❤HEART !!!🌸👪🌸 TO THE LEAST OF THEM IN YOUR HEAD🌸 ,YOU HAVE ✔ DONE IT ONTO THE LORD🎄🎅🌸🦋🌈🌏🌸🐈🕶👄💨👠👠👛👍

rolandsmartin Inside trader. Inside racist. Trumpit. We will no longer have people suffer from your back room agenda. As owner of a WNBA team you have a responsibility to your players, their fans and your nation to not leave any hint of racism on the floor. rolandsmartin Congress needs blind trusts, now! RepDerekKilmer PattyMurray SenatorCantwell RepJayapal We should be able to trust our congresspeople are making decisions for the good of the country, not the good of their pocketbook. 🤬

If this woman attends a game, perhaps all the players will wear BLM uniforms The truth is Black people are the main rasict in the world. They are ready to burn everyone who don't agree with them I agree with Sen. Loeffler she has a great point. deloreshandy Wow! I heard that all 8 fans are pissed too! She’s also wanted for insider trading - Dang! 🦅🇺🇸 SenatorLoeffler

KKK-elly has been outed as a racist! Insider trading just wasn’t enough for her was it Kick her to the curve! jasonrheffernan As a GA Resident, we are infuriated that AG Barr got involved in the appointed (not elected) SenatorLoeffler Insider Trading investigation, and like ‘magic’ it went away. Shocker. Not really.

Racism has no place in the WNBA )She should be in prison. SenatorLoeffler needs to go ResignKelly You'll be woke when one of those haters shoots your child instead of some poor kid in the inner city. idiot's Finally a public figure with actual courage BlackLivesMatter TRUMP2020 Of course they are because some people are wanting to silence her for speaking her opinion. Why? Because some of you are spineless and won't stand up for the flag because your scared of these groups that make you feel threatened. But guess what their not going to stop there.

'No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.' -Elie Wiesel Black Lives are inclusive in the statement ALL LIVES MATTER obviously. BLACK LIVES MATTER statement is an an attempt at Separation and Tribalism because it is a pure attempt at over powering the other races. BLM is about Recognition & MIND CONTROL!!!

Senator Loeffler is on target- BLM is Marxist and terrorist in their views - they are “cancel culture” and they are working to burn down our Nation-we applaud Loeffler and her freedom to reject an organization that hates the police and hates the nuclear family! God help us all!! Shall the Jews now call for ousting of Players who made Anti-Semitic Remarks? Trump Instigated His Divide & Conquer, Chaos & Anarchy Strategy; US is following him into the abyss!

The Mob continues to muzzle free speech. Isn’t this the same excuse who made millions off insider trading once she learned how serious COVID was Just wait until transgenders take over the WNBA. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Title IX protections for non-biological females, teams and staffing positions will begin to see more transgender applicants and lawsuits if denied employment.

YES, SHE SHOULD RESIGN IMMEDIATELY!!! Ms InsideInfo She needs to be held up and cheered for!! Good for her to do the right thing and not be pressured and bullied to give into this cultural appeasement!! ALLLIVESMATTER I STAND FOR THE BLUE SYSTEMIC ANNIHILATION! PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES!! 🇺🇸❤️💙👮‍♂️🐾🇺🇸💙❤️

I would let them do a one off number real quick before a game...but nothing like a theme to try and take the place over or anything...that would be embarrassing. Good for her!! Not everyone in this world has to agree with everybody!! I STAND WITH LOEFFLER!! 🙏🇺🇸💪💕💕 The door! She was elected to represent the community not just the part that give her money, if she will not be there for all of the community, get rid of her and get someone who will work for the community not just the rich interest groups

She should be in prison for Insider Trading! Bye Donna Sterling!!! She should sell. The WNBA is worth crap anyway. She just wants the blacks to dribble the ball & shut up🙄 If you are not with us, then you are against us. Well, you literally said you were not with us. The owners, coaches and players are with the BlackLivesMatter movement. Just not you. Time to go!

She claims BLM 'sends a message of exclusion.' To whom...White supremacists? donwinslow I hope she doesn’t cave to cancel culture, Blklivesmatter has no real message, it refuses to acknowledge black on black crime, more black children have been murdered by black men this year than people killed by police. When will black lives actually matter to Blklivesmatter

(Old) Barbie is all about the Benjamins Bye-bye WNBA Two strikes & she must be ousted! Apr 14, 2020 - Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., sold $20 million in stock in the weeks building up to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the appointed senator is fighting for her political life come elections Oh FFS 🙄

The players can F off And many people are calling for the shutdown of progressive propaganda organs like NBC News. Time to stop the yellow journalism! Love how employees tell, employers how to act. Maybe one of them should buy the team. Oh that’s right, a failing league there no money there! KKKelly must go!!!!

I have watched my last NBA game. I could care less what NBA thinks or believes. how bad does she want to lose her senate seat? she is well on her way to losing it. I get why Gov appointed her...thinking that her $$$ deployed would sustain her... But she is an empty suit and no amount of $$$ can disguise it.

I want her out of the senate for insider trading before the coronavirus BLM founder admits they are trained Marxists via YouTube *Insider trading gal accused of bad judgement & lack of empathy* Get 'er Cancel Culture! Go for her throat and rip out her lungs and feed on her like you love to do! She should be in prison for insider trading

It looks like some racial diversity realignmen is badly needed for this team. The DREAM FANS want her gone too !!!!!! Yep it fits She shouldn't be forced to do ANYTHING IS THIS STILL AMERICA? GUESS NOT!?! THERES 1 SIDE AND THAT'S IT HUH Why on Earth would a person who doesn’t support BLM own a WNBA team? Sadly, I know the answer. This is a repugnant stance to take as you co-own a team in a league with primarily black players. Beyond disrespectful! This country needs to wake up!

Ditch the players and get new ones. Racist just like realDonaldTrump TrumpIsARacist Let's oust the insider trading Senator fro public office too. Sad how much these players believe they have over their employers BLM movement is Marxist and should be called out as such. Pass it on: GOP will take away your healthcare. GOP is going to defund schools. GOP wants you dead.

As they should News Flash Not everyone holds your opinion. It's okay. WNBA turns a profit?! How? Average number of fans at a game is 8,000 & tickets are never ever over $150 & the average is $25. You can get an entire suite for $100-$200. Oh, but not because she made illegal trades based on inside info?

Woke pressure. Stand firm senator. So now if we dont force people to believe the same as us they get ousted? thisisnotAmerica I say let’s her get out of the WNBA and Congress! She’s earned both removals Oh no! A person with an opinion! How dangerous They are Marxist so you support who you want and allow her to withhold her support from any groups that doesn’t speak for her! this is still America right - or no?

What do they have to say about Coonman Northam? You can't pick your battles based on party. Balls and strikes folks. Sen. Loeffler objected to honoring an organization that she doesn't feel should be honored? In America are we free to choose who we decide to honor? 👏👏👏👏👏 Racist shouldn’t won a basketball team

ConfederateBarbie Are you not allowed to have a different opinion anymore?

Players, union call on WNBA to remove Kelly Loeffler as Atlanta Dream co-ownerSeveral players and the players' association have called on the WNBA to remove Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler over her recent comments. How dare she have an opinion! We stand with the players! She should be removed. Get woke. Go broke. Ms. Loeffler understand this.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Rips WNBA Over Social Justice Initiative, League Fires BackThe WNBA is clapping back at a team co-owner who is blasting the league for supporting Black Lives Matter ... in war that's exploding fast. Is she the one that's under investigation for trading fraud? I think it is. Love hearing from her. LOL 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 She apparently doesn't realize that by objecting to the WNBA's embracing of BLM, she's publicly taking the position that black lives do not matter. Which is not a way to appeal to either players or fans.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler uses WNBA as political stance in special election - InsiderSenator Kelly Loeffler told the WNBA 'to remove politics from sports' while using women's basketball as a political stance in her hotly-contested special election Why doesn't she remove her illegal insider trading from politics first She should sell her stake immediately, if she wants to remove politics from sports. WillMcAvoyACN Business insider and Loeffler... feel like theres a joke in there somewhere

WNBA Players Call For Senator Kelly Loeffler To Be Booted From LeagueLoeffler, who is co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, wrote a letter objecting to the WNBA's support of Black Lives Matter. Of course she did. Just what a putrid human being. Maybe if she could illegally milk money from the movement, she'd be all about it. Loeffler's ancestors immigrated to the US. America IS NOT HER story! HER ancestors benefited from Jim Crow. SHE'S only a citizen b/c of 14th Amendment (birthright citizenship) passed for American Slaves. THAT'S WHY SHE DOESN'T KNOW AMERICAN HISTORY! That’s funny because I object to her profiting from a national health emergency. But that’s just me 🤷🏽‍♂️

WNBA Players Call For Senator Kelly Loeffler To Be Booted From LeagueLoeffler, who is co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, wrote a letter objecting to the WNBA's support of Black Lives Matter. Loeffler's ancestors immigrated to the US. America IS NOT HER story! HER ancestors benefited from Jim Crow. SHE'S only a citizen b/c of 14th Amendment (birthright citizenship) passed for American Slaves. THAT'S WHY SHE DOESN'T KNOW AMERICAN HISTORY! Good.

Loeffler Attacks WNBA for Honoring Black Lives MatterGeorgia Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler criticized the WNBA’s plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement She can be the Jim Dolan of the WNBA Does she realize 68% of players in the WNBA are black? Wait she’s Republican, they follow a leader who is on the 30% side of all the issues. Alright, who wants to buy the Atlanta Dream and do a better job than Loeffler?